Ruben D'Hers: self-taught venezuelan musician who has developed a special taste for avant-garde music, exploring in a personal and different way the performance of his main instrument: the guitar. Blending it with colors of instruments like piano and violin, which have expanded his possibilities and resources at the time of composing. D'Hers' music could be framed in different genres (or influences), such as electroacustic and contemporary music with rock and free-jazz, but understanding that music speaks for itself.
'todo está en descanso' (translated: 'everything is in rest') is a compilation of compositions recorded between 1999 and 2004.
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Now, this is a hard one. Usually, when listening to some new music, one ends up with the same categories, ambient, post-rock, electronica and what so ever.
Ruben D'Hers cd seems just to pass thru them, you're thinking of one category for three seconds, and you're led to some unknown territory the second after. So if i might dare a comparison, i'll say that "todo esta en descanso" stands somewhere between dark ambient, Tortoise, and Sigur Ros. But that doesn't say nothing about this record's singularity.
The only thing i'm sure about when listening to this music, which i'm doing every now and then since i downloaded it without being able to get it more familiar, is that my heart breaks each time the 9th and the 12th tracks begin.
Truely an outstanding release.